Movement of animals

Who To Contact

Environmental Health and Consumer Protection

Municipal Buildings
Cherryfield Drive
L32 1TX

Telephone: 0151 443 4723


There are strict rules controlling the identification and movements of livestock to try to prevent the spread of disease.  These rules apply even if you only keep one animal.

The most common animals whose movements must be licensed are sheep, goats, pigs and cows.

The conditions which apply vary according to the type of animal, the destination and the type of trip. It is important that you find out what the latest conditions are when applying for a movement licence, as they are altered regularly.

Visit the Government Website to find out more or contact us.